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Vincent Can’t Sleep

Vincent Can’t Sleep

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Series: Fine Arts, Art & Artists
Genres: Non-Fiction, Picture Books
Tags: Ages 3-5, Ages 5-8
ASIN: 1101937106
ISBN: 1101937106

Vincent van Gogh often found himself unable to sleep and wandered under starlit skies. Those nighttime experiences provided the inspiration for many of his paintings, including his most famous, The Starry Night.

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About the Book

Vincent van Gogh often found himself unable to sleep and wandered under starlit skies. Those nighttime experiences provided the inspiration for many of his paintings, including his most famous, The Starry Night.

Van Gogh sold only one painting in his lifetime—but he continued to pursue his unique vision, and ultimately became one of the most beloved artists of all time.

From the same team behind the Caldecott Honor Book The Noisy Paint Box, Vincent Can’t Sleep is a stunning book that offers insight into the true meaning of creativity and commitment.

About the Author:

Barb Rosenstock often pretends to live in the past, although she’s thankful for indoor plumbing, the Internet and instant cocoa. She resides outside Chicago with her husband, sons and two big poodles, who keep her sane (or insane) depending on the day. Barb loves true stories best and enjoys sharing her passion for writing at school visits. Learn more about Barb here.

A Few Reviews:

“A beautiful exploration of van Gogh’s influences and achievement.” —Booklist

“A soft, sad, lovely introduction to a masterpiece.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Even those who aren’t inspired to visit a museum will take away the lesson of Kandinsky’s life: Listen to what excites you and follow its call.” —The New York Times

“Rosenstock’s prose strikes a balance between lightheartedness and lyricism. GrandPré’s paintings conjure up an entire epoch . . . breathing life into all the characters.” —Publishers Weekly

“The rich word choice is a delight: pistachio, cobalt, and saffron introduce readers to colors while hissing, blaring, and whispering reveal the sounds of the colors. . . . This is a beautiful blend of colors, music, and life.” —Booklist

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* “A rich, accomplished piece about a pioneer in the art world.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred

* “The book offers diverse potential for different types of study, whether one is reading for information or for pleasure. Outstanding.” —School Library Jo

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